Bid to ease Parkinson's burden on GPs and other doctors

A LEADING researcher in Parkinson’s disease says specially trained nurses are urgently needed to ease the burden on GPs, specialists and hospitals.

“We need to be thinking of a cost-effective way of dealing with this chronic condition and actually having a network of nurses who are available, because GPs are out of their comfort zone and there aren’t enough specialists,” says Associate Professor Simon Lewis.

Dr Lewis, a consultant neurologist at Sydney’s Prince Alfred Hospital and director of the